January 2021

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Coming soon to Arno….

Jan. 4 2021

Classes Resume Remotely

Jan. 15

No school- Teacher PD

Jan 18

No School- MLK Observed

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

Happy New Year Cougars!  As we start 2021. our current remote schedule will continue through at least January 22.  This month the Board of Education will once again evaluate the current learning plan, review the current Covid data, and make the best decisions to move Allen Park students forward.  The district will notify you of any changes to the current remote plan should it change.  Until then, please plan on having your child on Google Meet (the district has made the switch from Zoom) and follow your teacher’s current schedule.  Looking forward to a better 2021!

Steve Zielinski, Principal

 

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Congrats!!

The annual Founder’s Day Awards were announced at December’s PTA meeting.  Congratulations to all our winners!  The award winners will be recognized for their accomplishments in the near future.

Outstanding Educator

Katie Jensen

Support Person

Cathy Anderson

Outstanding Program

Huron-Clinton MetroParks

REMOTE LEARNING ATTENDANCE

Our Arno staff is working extra-hard to create a vibrant and engaging online learning experience for our students until our return.  Please make every effort to ensure that your child is attending class Google Meet, intervention time, appointments with special service providers, and completing all assigned classwork.  We know that the remote learning environment poses many challenges, and we appreciate you working together as partners with us.  We need to be able to connect with your child online to provide the best supports possible so all of our Cougars can reach their greatest potential!

 

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Social/Emotional Forgiveness Theme for January

Forgiveness means choosing to
let go of anger and resentment
toward yourself or someone else.
Students learn how to forgive
themselves and others if they’ve
made a mistake, caused an
accident, or hurt someone as a
result of their actions. Forgiveness
has been shown to improve
relationships, decrease anxiety
and stress, lower blood pressure,
lower the risk of depression, and
strengthen immune and heart health.

Forgiveness S.E.L. Monthly Newsletter

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ForgivenessCalendar

 

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Let’s get moving in 2021!

Mrs. Smalley’s January Exercise Calendar

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PBIS

Even though we are virtual right now, we are continuing to use our building PBIS strategies in our remote classrooms.  One of those traditions that are we will continue is lunch with the principal.  Instead of meeting up for pizza, I will be zooming in with all of our Remote super cougars over lunch so we can enjoy still being together, but in the safety of our own homes.  Each teacher will pick one Super Cougar and will be out with some invites for those students soon.

 

Resources

On the bottom of each district device is a barcode sticker. To quickly assist you with the issue, please provide us with that number on the sticker when submitting your request below.

Furthermore, if you have an issue with logging into an account, please provide us with your child’s student user ID number when submitting the request.

FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ONLY:

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE HELP REQUEST FORM

The Technology department has daily open hours from 1-3 pm at Riley door 6 for anyone to come to us with Chromebook problems or damage.  

To update your Chromebook to the newest Operating System please follow this video

https://partnerdash.google.com/apps/simulator/chromebook#update-your-chromebook

If you need to sign a pdf from your Chromebook please add the DocHub extension to Chrome.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dochub-sign-pdf-from-gmai/mjgcgnfikekladnkhnimljcalfibijha

If you are having issues with Parent Connect, please send an email to the following address:

parentconnect@appublicschools.com

If you are having issues with Student Connect, please send an email to the follow address:

studentconnect@appublicschools.com

To log in to Clever:

Please use your Google login (2001####@appublicschools.com)

Seesaw login

Please use your Google login (2001####@appublicschools.com)

Think Central

Please use your Google login (2001####@appublicschools.com)

Microsoft Office (portal.office.com)

Please use your Google login (2001####@appublicschools.com)

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

We have once again had to reschedule our Fall Picture Day for a date when we hope students to be at school in person!  Please stay tuned for more information!  School pictures are for students who will be in-person and on the Virtual Learning track.

Inter-State Studio has resources on their website, including these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Picture Day for Arno Elementary School is RESCHEDULED for Thursday, Feb. 18,  2021!

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New Year’s Resolution

Why New Year’s Resolutions Matter More in a Pandemic

Ask yourself these five questions when setting 2021 goals.

Goodbye, 2020! holiday cards announce. What a year! we exclaim to each other. We can’t wait for 2020 to be over. But as we settle into a hard winter, I can’t help wondering: Will 2021 really be any better?

With the vaccines and a new administration coming, many are optimistic. But we are not at the end. We are in what Harvard Business School’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter famously calls the “messy middle,” where everything is hardest.

When everything went sideways this year, we were collectively freaked out—and also energized. We bought groceries for our neighbors and protested peacefully. We bravely adjusted to massive changes in the way we work, educate our children, shop, and socialize. But in the midst of crisis, we’re seeing just how little support our society offers to working parents, the unemployed, and many others who are struggling. Our surge capacity is depleted. The adrenaline is gone. We need a hug—from someone outside of our household.

This is what happens with all big change, and the bigger the change, the more tempted we are to give up, to turn our attention to something shiny or delicious, to seek short-lived hits of pleasure in lieu of long-term meaning.

It’s too early to give up, friends. This messy middle is hard, and the coming year is not likely to be anything close to “normal.” Instead of just waiting—another year, maybe more—for it all to be over, we’ll do better to re-engage with the things that bring us meaning in life. So put down that cookie (I’m talking to myself here) and use this checklist to set your mid-pandemic course correction on the best possible path. Even if it feels like all you’re doing is trying to survive, these questions may help you gain a sense of control amid the uncertainty.

1. What do you want to take with you when this is all over? While I’m sure a lot about 2020 didn’t work for you, this is the time to reflect on what has. If you’re not leaving the house much, what do you like about being home more? Many teenagers are benefiting from increased family time and more sleep. What is working for you?

2. What are some aspirational goals that you could set for yourself? Research shows that setting specific, difficult goals consistently leads to higher performance (if that’s what you’re after). Where in your life would you like to step things up? Perhaps you’d like set up a gratitude practice, or maybe you’d like to spend less time on social media. Where can you do better despite the pandemic (and everything else)? The goal is not to add more pressure to an already difficult time, but to identify goals that could help you feel better and have more energy at the end of the day.

3. What new habit have you wanted to get into for a while now? Maybe you’ve always wanted to be a meditator. Perhaps your doctor wants you to move more. Like it or not, limited travel can make our daily routines more consistent, and that makes this a great time for many people to establish a healthy habit.

4. How can you invest in yourself? What “deferred maintenance” do you need to take care of? What most of us really need right now is rest. Could you resolve to go to bed earlier a few days per week? Or would you have more energy if you improved your diet? Remember, the best resource that you have for making a contribution to the world is YOU. When that resource is depleted, your most valuable asset is damaged. In other words: When we underinvest in our bodies, minds, or spirits, we destroy our most essential tools for leading our best lives.

5. What do you want to feel more of in 2021? Perhaps you want to feel less overwhelmed and more at peace, or maybe you want to feel more connected to others and less isolated. What behaviors or habits have, in the past, elicited the emotion that you are looking for? Maintenance habits (like cleaning up or getting to inbox zero) might make you feel less overwhelmed; finding purpose tends to make us feel more connected.

Talk with your friends and family about these questions; they are important ones. Once you’ve pondered the above checklist, make a list of your answers, and then cross off the ideas you have for goals, habits, or resolutions that simply aren’t realistic, or that your heart isn’t in. There’s no shame in narrowing things down, especially in the midst of this global crisis! Now, more than ever, that means eliminating “shoulds.”

Once you have a list of wishes for yourself, it’s time to turn them into action. Piles of research show that just dreaming about what you’d like to do, including making resolutions and setting goals, actually reduces the odds that you’ll achieve them. We also have to make specific plans, map out potential obstacles, and find ways to make the process enjoyable.

When done correctly, setting goals and making resolutions can shape our behavior for the better. Our habits can make us feel happier, healthier, and more connected to those around us. These are worthy goals in any year, whether we are in a pandemic or not.

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VIRTUAL TUTORING AVAILABLE

Where: On Zoom!! This year, Allen Park High School’s NHS will be offering Virtual Tutoring for all students that attend AP Public Schools. In order to reach the zoom links, we created a Google Site specifically for this, it’s
(https://sites.google.com/appublicschools.com/nhstutoring/home). A student must be using their school email account in order to access the Google Site.

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 PM to 8 PM.

How: There will be three zooms per 30 minute block, divided by sections of grades: K-2, 3-5, 6-12. Every zoom will have a breakout room available to focus on certain subjects if needed. Students will not have to sign up in advance to attend a session. This video helps explain how students can join the Zoom tutoring sessions: https://youtu.be/sBqErzN9EKQ

Who: Each zoom session will have two members from NHS in them to help and monitor the other students.

 

Resources from the Wayne County Health Department

There are many resources for the fight against Covid on the Wayne County site, along with testing site info, school recommendations, and other helpful info.- including recommendations for the holidays.  Please click the link for more info:

https://www.waynecounty.com/covid19/

 

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

December 2020

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Coming soon to Arno

Dec. 2

P/T Virtual Conferences 5:00-7:30

Dec. 3

Early Release-11:30

P/T Virtual Conferences 12:45-3:15 and 5:00-7:30

Dec. 4

Report Card Released via Parent Connect

Dec. 18-Jan 3

Christmas Vacation!!                    

 

 

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On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

December Spirit Wear week coming up to wrap up 2020

Please take a look at the schedule below as we gear up for the Christmas holiday break!!

 

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Parent/Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendar for Dec. 2 and 3 as parent/teacher conferences are just around the corner.  We are conducting them virtually this year, but the process isn’t much different.  As you can see on the chart below, you need to find your child’s teacher and sign up under their “Genius” link.  Then, on your day time, you click the teacher Zoom link to join the conf.  Although it’s a bit different, you will still have the same amount of time with your child’s teacher.  Please let us know of any questions you have- we are hoping for 100% attendance!

SignUpGenius Link ZOOM Link

Haskin https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-haskin1 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79330303689?pwd=dDMvNjdnWUlEaCtEZHEyNzQ5QkxoZz09
Mercer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-mercer https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78327452081?pwd=bjNINHZheTYvSlNobEMyVFNtRkJXUT09
Harrison https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-harrison https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77246947514?pwd=Rks3aW42Ukw5OE55MEdIc0tRaGl1QT09
Roller https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-roller https://zoom.us/j/91202183378?pwd=ajMrKzFYU1BrK0luVytYWTVNQk11dz09
Pushman https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-pushman1 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85441684238?pwd=WlM1bVhWZXMxTGdtVTArNzVuS3dsQT09
Watson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-watson1 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74668629790?pwd=UzQ1WHVyOW9UVEZjNVM1YSsvSTFUUT09

Meeting ID: 746 6862 9790

Passcode: UFBjX7

Martinchick https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-martinchick1  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75887321370?pwd=eHZwcThOTVlsblJZYmlFTjVaSkdvUT09 
Schultz  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-ferzo https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82693314480?pwd=ajAvZFRDMitwckN3ZDlySU82RVlWQT09 
Cervantes https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-cervantes2 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75022221947?pwd=YWFlV1R0SkVFRytyYVoyMUl3NXRlQT09

Meeting ID: 750 2222 1947

Passcode: room113

Amonette https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-amonette1 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9280579679?pwd=MGdqK0huUk5VTnN0SFBrSWJLRFU2dz09
Kalis https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-kalis3 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89700400711?pwd=dXJCalozQnFpM1JrUFFjalY2TVlldz09
Warneck https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-warneck1  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71392511458?pwd=M1BFcWE0emRhaTV5R2xOOWkvS0J3Zz09 
Guyot https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-guyot2  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75452723503?pwd=aWc3K0lreFRGTFhuci80RnY5MUFpZz09
Talamonti https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-talamonti https://zoom.us/j/98444028616?pwd=L0xkYmtrendnZjR1UmdCR0xwQ1cwdz09
Trionfi https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-trionfi2 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73727496294?pwd=NjRNbVMrQTVJRTJZTnQyNlp5bFR5QT09
Johnson https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-johnson1  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77085824317?pwd=TnNxRi9seFJQajRKV3hoZERIYkRwdz09 
Zuke https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-zuke https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75819603198?pwd=a3QxWVZ5bVZjM1JEN3VZQzk5U2psQT

09 

Meeting ID: 758 1960 3198

Passcode: zuke

Garza https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-garza  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79586761949?pwd=bk1tbDlXN3VpenBiclFGbUYxYXREZz09 
Higgins https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaac2ea4f94-higgins  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6964434143?pwd=cVN1MUxyNUlBakFza3lwbXBqZ3FLQT09

Meeting ID: 696 443 4143

Passcode: Higgins5

Jensen https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-jensen1 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77735098459?pwd=VFhUSVlTaUJBVVhndU4yMllIbnduZz09 
Boyer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-boyer https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72494569804?pwd=TmN4cGNkbW4rUkd5SzdmNkR4MFR5dz09

Meeting ID: 724 9456 9804

Passcode:  Boyer

Bleau https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EAAAC2EA4F94-bleau https://meet.google.com/tmn-oxov-kdv
Solak Please email for conference times;

solak@appublicschools.com

Smalley Please email for conference times; smalley@appublicschools.com
Skebo https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4fa8ad2ea6f58-mrskebo https://zoom.us/j/94341376655?pwd=UytDb01vV3IwYzNrV2VEWFhwWFNqZz09
Byrne  Please email for conference times:

byrne@appublicschools.com

Wesley (K) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4ea8af2aa0fe3-virtual https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82412380021?pwd=ZHcrdE9nTGttN3FMeDdmVGNMSVlkUT09

 

Chromebook Pickup

Just a reminder that we are now ready to distribute the touchscreen Chromebooks to our students in grades 1-5, in both the Virtual and Remote Learning tracks.  In order to receive a new touchscreen Chromebook, we will need you to return the Chromebook your child recently received, as well as the charger.  

 Please come to Arno on Tuesday Dec 1st outside of the Arno Cafe (Thomas Street) 1-6pm by the Orange Cone.   A helper will come out to your car, take the old device, and give you the new device.  Please do not get out of your car.

 

PTA Fundraiser at Five Below

Be sure to bring your flier between 11/30-12/12


Facebook Holiday Reading

Be sure to check in to our Facebook page throughout December as I will be reading holiday books, which is usually what happens in the building every December.

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

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Building up to Kindergarten

This year we have a virtual version of our annual K Readiness presentation that Arno hosts every fall for all preschoolers in the area that will be entering Kindergarten next fall.  Please feel free to share the link with any families that you may know who have a child that will enter kindergarten in the fall- even those who may not be coming to Arno.  Thanks to our kindergarten team with Mrs. Roller, Mrs. Mercer, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Haskin, and our Reading Coach Mrs. Wesley for an outstanding presentation that is sure to help our preschool parents!

The link: https://bit.ly/BuildingTOK

 

PBIS

Even though we are virtual right now, we are continuing to use our building PBIS strategies in our remote classrooms.  One of those traditions that are we will continue is lunch with the principal.  Instead of meeting up for pizza, I will be zooming in with all of our Remote super cougars over lunch so we can enjoy still being together, but in the safety of our own homes.  Each teacher will pick two Super Cougars and will be out with some invites for those students soon.

 

Reminder on Letters to Santa

The National Honor Society at APHS is sponsoring a letters to Santa campaign.  Please see the flyer for more information on the exciting opportunity.

Copy of Letters to Santa

 

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AttentionVirtual NHS Tutoring Available

 

Resources from the Wayne County Health Department

There are many resources for the fight against Covid on the Wayne County site, along with testing site info, school recommendations, and other helpful info.- including recommendations for the holidays.  Please click the link for more info:

https://www.waynecounty.com/covid19/

 

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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November

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Coming soon to Arno…

Nov. 2

RETURN to REMOTE learning effective today

Nov. 3

No School- Voting Day/Teacher PD

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Nov. 4

No events

Nov. 5

PTA Meeting Virtual 6:30

Nov. 6

No events

 

Nov. 9

No events

Nov. 10

No events

Nov. 11

No events

Nov. 12

Picture Day- Will be rescheduled

Picture Day - Woodland Elementary

Nov. 13

No events

 

Nov. 16

No events

Nov. 17

No events

Nov. 18

No events

Nov. 19

No events

Nov. 20

No events

 

Nov. 23

No events

Nov. 24

End of the first tri-mester

Nov. 25 

No School- Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 26

No School- Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27

No School- Thanksgiving Break

 

Nov. 30

Dec. 1

Dec. 2

Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00-7:30 VIA Zoom

Dec. 3

Early Dismissal 11;30

Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15/5:00-7:30 VIA Zoom

Dec. 4

No events

 

Police and Fire Departments wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all of our Arno Families a Wonderful and Safe Thanksgiving!

 

 

ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

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Last Day for the Monster Dash Fundraiser!!

👻 LAST 👻 DAY 👻 TO 👻 DONATE!!!! 👻

🎃 We want to see some Monsters Running 🏃🏃‍ for our Monster Dash!!

👻 We are at 75% of our goal yet so please register your student if you haven’t!   And Share, share, share!!  https://www.getmovinfundhub.com/register?school_uuid=5d2dde700a4c3

🎃 Post on Flipgrid a video of your kiddo running around the house, the yard, or the neighborhood!! https://flipgrid.com/943eeecb

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Allen Park Public Schools Returns to Remote Learning

Please read Superintendent Mike Darga’s letter to the AP community:

Letter to School Community-RETURN TO REMOTE LEARNING (1)

 

Elementary Remote Schedule

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Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our conferences this year will be held virtual on the days and times that they were scheduled for, Dec. 2 and 3.  In November, you will get a signupgenious form and then eventually a link to join your teacher at your time via Zoom.  More details to come…

 

Social Emotional

Our theme for November at Arno is Gratitude.  Please enjoy some information that you can sit down and share with your child:

Gratitude is mindful thankfulness
and the ability to be thankful
even when things in life are
challenging. When you practice
gratitude you feel thankful and
want to share that feeling with
others. Research has shown that
the benefits of gratitude include
better sleep, increased levels of
happiness, greater connection to
peers and community, and
decreases in stress and anxiety.

Families can use the following discussion
starters and activities with their children:
– “To me, gratitude is…”
– “I show gratitude at school/home
by…”
– “I am grateful for..”

For additional support, these stories support the Gratitude theme:

All the World – Liz Garton Scanlon
An Awesome Book of Thanks – Dallas Clayton
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are – Dr. Seuss
Just So Thankful – Mercer Mayer
The Secret of Saying Thanks – Douglas Wood
Splat Says Thank You – Rob Scotton
Thanks a Million (Poems) – Nikki Grimes
The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings – Stan Berenstain
The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein
The Thankful Book – Todd Parr
Those Shoes – Maribeth Boelts
The Most Thankful Thing – Lisa McCourt
Gratitude Soup – Olivia Rosewood
Bear Says Thanks – Karma Wilson
It Could Always Be Worse – Margot Zemach
There’s a Flower at the Tip of My Nose Smelling Me – Alice Walker
Milo Armadillo – Jan Fearnley
Last Stop on Market Street – Matt de la Pena
Flora and Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures – Kate DiCamillo
Sorta Like a Rock Star – Matthew Quick

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Picture Day 

Nov. 12 was our new picture date for Arno students.  When we have an indication of our return, we will reschedule.   When we do have it, it will of course look somewhat different in terms of lining up, but in terms of a mask-  it will be up to you and your child if you want them to take the mask off just while the picture is snapped.  We are committed to making this a safe, distanced process and look forward to Picture Day 2020!

Parent FAQ from Interstate

https://inter-state-4740283.hs-sites.com/frequently-asked-questions-1

 

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Creating Holiday Learning Traditions

This holiday season consider adding some new traditions for your family that will make meaningful memories and strengthen foundations for reading and learning success.

Listen, laugh, learn

  • Listen to audio books while you’re traveling to visit family, wrapping gifts or cooking for the holidays.
  • Lyrics to holiday songs are fun to read and sing together. It is also good fun and good collaborative writing practice to make up your own lyrics to familiar tunes.
  • Start a story-telling tradition by revisiting holidays of the past. Old family photographs at holiday gatherings will help prompt stories about your own life and family traditions.

Read, relax, respond

  • Put reading and writing skills to practical use. Plan holiday meals by reading cookbooks together, writing the shopping lists and finding the needed items at the store by reading signs and labels. Read the recipe and cook together. During the simmering and baking, kids can write and decorate menus or place cards for special holiday meals.
  • Set aside time just for reading. Curl up on the couch together and read aloud an old favorite or check out books about another culture’s winter celebrations.
  • Work on those letters. Improve writing skills with notes or letters to relatives and friends, thanking them for their holiday gifts.

 

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Technology

Please be sure that your child travels with the district chromebook back and forth daily in their backpack when we are in a face to face situation.  All students should now have a new device.

Please review all of the information and resources on the district web page at: https://www.allenparkschools.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1691412&type=d&pREC_ID=1848465

 

 

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Stay Tuned for Material Pickup throughout the Remote Time Frame

As we remain remote, staff may need their students to have certain materials to go along with the Google Classroom.  We will send out notification of dates, times, and teachers who will be distributing materials as needed.

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Health Corner

Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold weather.  Below are a few reminders for helping our students to stay safe and healthy at school:

  • Wash hands frequently — especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough — cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Encourage children to put hats and gloves into coat sleeves when hanging among others’ items.

Please report all cases of communicable illnesses or circumstances to our office when reporting your child’s absence.

** Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

** Students who have been treated for head lice must have a head check in the office before returning to class, even if the head lice was discovered over the weekend.

By reporting these things to our staff, we can limit the spread of germs and other things.  The two attachments contain additional information that may be helpful to you.  Please know that information related to illnesses is kept confidential.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

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CDC Thanksgiving Recommendations

Let’s all stay healthy during turkey time by knowing the CDC recommendations for the upcoming holiday season:

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many families travel long distances to celebrate together. Travel increases the chance of getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. If you must travel, be informed of the risks involved.

Lower risk activities
  • Having a small dinner with only people who live in your household
  • Preparing traditional family recipes for family and neighbors, especially those at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and delivering them in a way that doesn’t involve contact with others
  • Having a virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family
  • Shopping online rather than in person on the day after Thanksgiving or the next Monday
  • Watching sports events, parades, and movies from home
Moderate risk activities
  • Having a small outdoor dinner with family and friends who live in your community
  • Visiting pumpkin patches or orchards where people use hand sanitizer before touching pumpkins or picking apples, wearing masks is encouraged or enforced, and people are able to maintain social distancing
  • Attending a small outdoor sports events with safety precautions in place
Higher risk activities

Avoid these higher risk activities to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19:

  • Going shopping in crowded stores just before, on, or after Thanksgiving
  • Participating or being a spectator at a crowded race
  • Attending crowded parades
  • Using alcohol or drugs, which can cloud judgement and increase risky behaviors
  • Attending large indoor gatherings with people from outside of your household

 

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Visitor Policy

Please be advised that per the Governors Executive Order, school buildings are to limit non-staff visitors.  If you have any needs from the office, principal, or teaching staff- please contact first via phone or email.  If the need should arise that you must come in, please scan the QR code and complete the screener BEFORE coming into the building.

 

 

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“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

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October

 

Welcome Back!!!

Coming soon to Arno….

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Oct. 5

Welcome back to our ECP and Categorical Special Education Program students!!

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Oct. 6

Oct. 7

No school-Cleaning Day- REMOTE learning a.m. only

Oct. 8

Virtual PTA Meeting 6:30

Oct. 9

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Oct. 12

Welcome Back to School for Grades Y5, K, 1, and 2!!

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Oct. 13

Oct. 14

No School- Cleaning Day- REMOTE learning A.M. only

Oct. 15

Oct. 16

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Oct. 19

Welcome Back to School for Grades 3, 4, and 5!!

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Oct. 20

Oct. 21

No School- Cleaning Day- REMOTE learning a.m. only

Oct. 22

Oct. 23

Halloween 2020: Costume ideas and more

Oct. 26

Oct. 27

Oct. 28

No School- Cleaning Day-REMOTE learning a.m. only

Oct. 29

Oct. 30

Early Dismissal 11:30

No School p.m.

 

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Please review the following information on our return.  Please continue to monitor district and building communications regarding the Return to Learn plan as all decisions are based on state data and the safety of students and staff. When your child returns, please review the new procedures below:

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Arrival Procedures

Please see the document:Arno arrival_dismissal

In order to be in compliance with the CDC and State of Michigan guidelines regarding COVID-19, Arno Elementary School has made some changes to the daily arrival and dismissal procedures for this year. Upon arrival to school, all students should report to their outdoor classroom lines in social distance proximity.  We have added Cougar paw prints on the walkway leading up to the door to help with distancing.  As students enter the building, they will have their temperature checked then report directly to their classroom to hang their coats, belongings, etc., as well as sanitize their hands.  In order to reduce students being in groups, coat rooms have been expanded to the hallway.  

  • Families will complete the COVID-19 Screening Tool for Families (p. 9 of the Virtual Binder) every day prior to sending children to school.  If you answer “YES” to one or more questions, you MUST keep your child home from school that day and consult your primary care provider.

  • Arrival time is between 8:30-8:45 am at your child’s assigned entry door (see attachment).

  • Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:30 am as there will not be outside supervision for students.

  • Upon arrival, if there is a line forming, students should wait on the painted paw prints.

  • Arrival beyond 9:00 am will be considered tardy and students must be buzzed in through the front doors of the school.

  • Upon arrival at the assigned entry door, students will receive a temperature check and hand sanitizer, then go directly to the classroom.

  • Students with temperatures between 99.3℉ and 100.3℉ will be asked to step into a re-screening area and re-checked after 5 minutes.  Students whose temperatures normalize will be sent to class.  Students whose temperatures remain elevated will go to the office for parent contact.

  • Students who arrive to school with temperatures of 100.4℉ or above will be taken to the Quarantine Room where parents will be contacted for immediate pickup.

  • The beginning of the school day will be a “soft start” as students arrive during the arrival window.  Independent work and quiet activities will be provided as students arrive, prior to the day’s instruction.

 

Please review the map below for your child’s classroom lineup location.  Students will be shown their exact lineup spots upon arrival. 

Dismissal Procedures

  • Dismissal time is between 3:20-3:30 pm at your child’s assigned dismissal door.   

  • PLEASE NOTE that the dismissal door may not be the same as your child’s entry door!

  • One class will exit each dismissal door at a time.  Your child’s teacher will communicate which order their class will exit the assigned door.

  • Parents with multiple children: please meet your youngest child at his or her exit door first.  Make a plan with your older children about where to meet you (wait at their door, meet at a designated spot, etc.).

  • Please leave the school grounds as soon as you connect with your child(ren) so as to promote social distancing.

  • Mrs. Martinchick’s room- you will exit out of the main office doors on Fox at dismissal

  • Mrs. Schultz’s room- you will exit out of the second grade doors on Thomas at dismissal

Early Dismissal

  • Please send a note with your child or contact the main office at 313-827-1050 for all early dismissals specifying the time for early pick up. 

  • Upon arrival, please use the outside buzzer to inform the office that you are here. 

  • The office will send your child out through the main doors to you

  • The staff will take care of recording your child’s dismissal 

Half-Day Dismissal

  • All procedures for arrival and dismissal will be followed from above

Breakfast

  • Bagged breakfast will be provided each afternoon for students to take and eat at home the next morning.

  • No breakfast will be provided at school in the mornings.

Lunch 

  • All students will eat lunch in classrooms.

  • Bagged lunches will be provided through the Food Service Department free of charge until December 31, 2020 or until federal funding expires.  Choices will include hot lunch, soy butter sandwich, or salad kit.  All lunches will be individually packaged.

  • Please apply for Free & Reduced Meal Benefits by October 5, even if you think you may not qualify.  Our schools receive additional funding for the number of students eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch:  https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome

  • Students may still bring lunches from home if desired.

  • Please avoid sending lunches with peanut butter products whenever possible.

  • Please practice the process of opening food packages with your child.  Encourage your child to open food packages independently.

  • Students will clean hands and desks before and after eating in the classroom.

  • Whenever weather permits, students will have outdoor recess in designated zones by classroom.  Masks may be removed during outdoor recess.

  • During inclement weather, recess will be held indoors.  Students must wear masks during indoor recess.

Schedule:

Time Grade Activity
11:00-11:20 Y5s & Kindergarten Eat Lunch
11:20-11:40 Y5s & Kindergarten Recess
11:20-11:40 1st Grade Eat Lunch
11:40-12:00 1st Grade Recess
11:40-12:00 2nd Grade Eat Lunch
12:00-12:20 2nd Grade Recess
12:00-12:20 4th Grade/Jensen Eat Lunch
12:20-12:40 4th GradeJensen Recess
12:20-12:40 5th Grade  Eat Lunch
12:40-1:00 5th Grade Recess
12:40-1:00 3rd Grade  Eat Lunch
1:00-1:20 3rd Grade  Recess

 

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Drop off for student items

Please remember to drop off any lunches, folder, homework, etc in the cabinet that is outside of the main doors (Be sure to put a sticky note on with their information).  The secretary will then go get all of the items in there and be sure to get it to your child.  Thank you for your help!

Classroom Information

  • Desks have been distanced to best spacing possible per room

  • Extra furniture has been removed to maximize classroom space

  • There are no carpet areas in the rooms for students to gather to maintain spacing

  • Please send your child with a water bottle as drinking fountains will be closed except to fill a cup/bottle with water

  • Specials will be conducted in the classroom only.  Gym will go outside as weather permits

  • Recess will continue for all levels, the playground will be split and a schedule will be made to space classroom cohorts and limit classroom to classroom interaction

  • Small groups will meet per the teachers programming

  • Materials like manipulatives, supplies, classroom library, library books etc will have a protocol per the teacher.  Generally this will be limited- if supplies are shared at any time, those materials will be sanitized between use

  • Backpacks will be permitted to transport materials and a chromebook

  • High touch surfaces will be cleaned periodically throughout the day

  • Instructional aides will continue to work with students in small group/individually

  • All students and staff will be required to wear a mask throughout the entire day with the exception of eating snack, lunch, gym and recess outside

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Technology

Please be sure that your child travels with the district chromebook (if you had one issued) back and forth daily in your child’s backpack.  We are still awaiting the shipment of chromebooks that the district ordered.

Please review all of the information and resources on the district web page at: https://www.allenparkschools.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1691412&type=d&pREC_ID=1848465

 

NWEA Home

NWEA testing in October

This month we will begin our NWEA testing while we are either remote or in person depending on the grade level.  Each classroom teacher will be in contact with families with information on taking the practice test and the test when in remote.  If your child is in session in the building, testing will be conducted as normal.

 

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Visitor Policy

Please be advised that per the Governors Executive Order, school buildings are to limit non-staff visitors.  If you have any needs from the office, principal, or teaching staff- please contact first via phone or email.  If the need should arise that you must come in, please scan the QR code and complete the screener BEFORE coming into the building.

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Latchkey Information

Please find registration info regarding the Latchkey Program at the APPS elementary buildings below


COVID Latchkey Registration Letter .pdf
Latchkey Registration Form.pdf

Food Services

Additional Food Service information

ALLEN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS MEAL PROGRAM UPDATES:
GREAT NEWS FOR SCHOOL MEALS FOR FALL 2020-ALL KIDS EAT FREE!
EVEN THOUGH ALL KIDS ARE RECEIVING FREE MEALS, THIS PROGRAM WILL NOT LAST FOREVER. WE WILL
EVENTUALLY HAVE TO RETURN TO OUR REGULAR SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH PROGRAM PROCEDURES. THE
DISTRICT ALSO RECEIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS BASED ON OUR FREE AND REDUCED NUMBERS.

SO, PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE OR PAPER FREE AND REDUCED MEAL APPLICATION. IT WILL HELP YOUR FAMILY AND THE DISTRICT. APPLY ONLINE AT: https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/ALLP01

ALLEN PARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICES REMOTE AND VIRTUAL LEARNING FOOD PICK UP WILL CONTINUE ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 16, 2020.

PICK UP CAR SIDE TO GO MEALS AT: Allen Park High
School Back Main Door 18401 Champaign, Allen Park, MI 48101
Questions? Please contact the APPS Food Services Department if you have any questions at: 313-827-2185.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE CURBSIDE MEALS ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS
THROUGH DECEMBER 2020.
WE WILL SERVE *ALL STUDENTS FREE MEALS* FROM OUR CURBSIDE PICKUP *EVERY WEDNESDAY*. THIS WILL
HAPPEN WHEN ALL OF THE STUDENTS ARE AT HOME PARTICIPATING IN REMOTE & VIRTUAL LEARNING. THIS WILL BE AVAILABLE EVERY WEDNESDAY SO BUILDING MAINTENANCE STAFF CAN DO DEEP CLEANING AT ALL OF THE BUILDINGS.

ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020:
AT THE ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS:
● EARLY-K, K, 1, AND 2ND GRADES WILL RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING, AGAIN, ON
OCTOBER 12
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. WE WILL BE SERVING FREE MEALS AT THE ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS IN THE CLASSROOM

EACH DAY OF IN-PERSON LEARNING (M,T,TH,F), THROUGH DECEMBER 2020.
● THE PREPACKAGED MEALS WILL BE DELIVERED, IN SANITIZED INSULATED BAGS, TO EACH
CLASSROOM EACH DAY.
● THERE WILL BE NO ALA CARTE SALES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS WILL SIMPLIFY EATING
IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ALL. NO MONEY EXCHANGE WILL TAKE PLACE.
● SMALL CUP DISPENSERS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED BY EVERY DRINKING FOUNTAIN IN ALL
BUILDINGS, TO PREVENT SALIVA FROM ENTERING THE DRINKING FOUNTAINS.
● AFTER LUNCH, THE WONDERFUL LUNCH LADIES WILL THEN PACKAGE BREAKFAST BAGS FOR
THE FOLLOWING DAY. THESE BREAKFAST BAGS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE CLASSROOM, IN OUR CLEAN
SANITIZED BAGS APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES BEFORE DISMISSAL TO BE GIVEN TO THE KIDS. THIS WILL
HELP LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE TIME FOR STUDENTS EATING IN THE CLASSROOMS WITHOUT A
MASK.

● THE STUDENTS CAN THEN ENJOY THEIR BREAKFAST AT HOME BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL.
● On Wednesdays during remote learning you can come to the curbside pick-up at the HS
between 10:30 am until 12:30 pm to pick up meals.
● WE WELCOME STAFF MEMBERS TO GRAB A MEAL, TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS.

October 19, 2020
WELCOME BACK ALL STUDENTS FOR FOUR DAYS EACH WEEK IN-PERSON AND REMOTELY
ON WEDNESDAYS!!!
AT THE ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS:

● ALL GRADES WILL RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT THE ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS! WE
WILL BE SERVING FREE MEALS AT THE ELEMENTARY BUILDINGS IN THE CLASSROOM EACH DAY OF
IN-PERSON LEARNING (M, T, TH, F), THROUGH DECEMBER 2020.
● THE PREPACKAGED MEALS WILL BE DELIVERED, IN SANITIZED INSULATED BAGS, TO EACH
CLASSROOM EACH DAY.
● THERE WILL BE NO ALA CARTE SALES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THIS WILL SIMPLIFY EATING
IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ALL. NO MONEY EXCHANGE WILL TAKE PLACE.
● SMALL CUP DISPENSERS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED BY EVERY DRINKING FOUNTAIN IN ALL
BUILDINGS, TO PREVENT SALIVA FROM ENTERING THE DRINKING FOUNTAINS.
● AFTER LUNCH, THE WONDERFUL LUNCH LADIES WILL THEN PACKAGE BREAKFAST BAGS FOR
THE FOLLOWING DAY. THESE BREAKFAST BAGS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE CLASSROOM, IN OUR CLEAN
SANITIZED BAGS APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES BEFORE DISMISSAL TO BE GIVEN TO THE KIDS. THIS WILL
HELP LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF EXPOSURE TIME FOR STUDENT IS EATING IN THE CLASSROOMS WITHOUT A
MASK.
● THE STUDENTS CAN THEN ENJOY THEIR BREAKFAST AT HOME BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL.
● ON WEDNESDAYS, DURING REMOTE LEARNING, PLEASE COME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL
CURBSIDE PICK-UP BETWEEN 10:30-12:30 TO PICK UP MEALS FOR BOTH REMOTE AND VIRTUAL
LEARNERS. THIS WILL CONTINUE EVERY WEDNESDAY UNTIL STUDENTS COME BACK TO 5 DAY
IN-PERSON LEARNING. THIS WILL CONTINUE FOR VIRTUAL LEARNERS THROUGH DECEMBER 2020.
● WE WELCOME STAFF MEMBERS TO GRAB A MEAL, TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS.

 

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Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

**We now have some volunteers for the dropoff/pickup, but we need more.  Please contact the office if you can help out!

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

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Arno Facebook

“LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

 

Remind

Please consider joining Arno Remind at:

https://www.remind.com/join/arno2020

Full directions: remind invite

 

 

 

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September 2

 

Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year!!

 

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Welcome back Cougars!  

We are so very excited to welcome you all to the 2020-21 school year at Arno Elementary.  Although we are starting in a different way this year, we are determined to make this the best year for all of our students!  

I am hoping that everyone found some time to relax, have lots of fun, spend quality time together- and maybe even get a tan… and now we are looking forward to fall and cider mills and getting back to some school work.  As always Arno is dedicated to providing the best education with our caring teachers who have always gone above and beyond every year.  This past summer, many of our staff, as well as parents,  were involved in focus groups that worked through the issues that the current situation has presented, and finding solutions that work best for all of our stakeholders.  We took a look at academics, student and staff safety, specials, special education, and extra curricular items.  The group provided focus and input on the district plan, as well as how we all move forward in both the in-person world- and the virtual one.   

As a result, we have a plan for all scenarios depending on the Phase our region is in, and we plan on making sure our kids don’t just tread water this year- but actually continue their movement forward in their education here at Arno.  

There have been many questions from our parents and I wanted to provide the latest information that you need to know for the upcoming school year.  

  • September 2 (First Day of School- Remote learning with classroom teacher): Please save this date!  We will be holding a drive by “meet the teacher” event from 9 am-12 pm on September 2. Students will be able to drive up, say hi to their teacher and teachers will be handing out workbooks or any items that students will need to start the year. More information about this will be coming next week, but as we did in the spring, times to visit will be determined by last name.  Students whose last name starting with:
  • A-H will drive by between 9-10am, 
  • I-Q can drive by between 10-11am, 
  • R-Z can visit between 11am-12pm.   

During the afternoon of September 2, teachers will be hosting their first video meeting to start to get to know students.  They will provide you information about this event.

  • Meet the Teacher:  This evening is typically a great opportunity for families to meet their child’s teacher and get to know some of the expectations for the school year.  Since we cannot hold this event in person, teachers will be creating a video that introduces themselves to each student and family and provide a brief overview of some of the important tools students will need to get started with remote learning.  These videos will be released to families on September 2.  They will go out to families via email and will also be posted on our website for families to reference later if needed. 
  • Student login information Please follow this link for student directions to log on for the first time. Student’s ID number can be found in the Parent Portal and it’s the number that starts with “2001”. 
  • Tech: We are excited that this year students K-12 will all have access to a Chromebook to use in school as well as for virtual or remote learning.  Our elementary students will be getting touch screen devices that can be used as a computer and a tablet.  These have all been ordered, but we are waiting for these devices to be delivered.  
  • If you have already requested a temporary device- the tech department will contact you to schedule a date to pick up this computer. The link to request a computer is no longer active but we are taking names for a waiting list.  
  • Student schedules will be available August 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. for those families that have chosen to stay with their regular classroom assignment. ***Please be sure you have completed all of the Back to School updates that are necessary in order to access your child’s teacher.

Social Emotional Needs of our students

We recognize that the school closure and disruption to normal routines may have had an impact on many students and families.  Please review some of the resources below.  Arno’s new Social Worker, Dana Brown, can be of assistance in this area if you need to reach out to her.  You can find many resources from our district social work page at: 

http://allenparksocialworkers.weebly.com/social-emotional-learning-at-home.html

Sample Elementary Resources for social emotional at-home:

How Can I Help My Child at Home?

  • Designate a comfortable place where your child will work independently on his/her assigned tasks.
  • Be sure your child attends every online class daily and logs in on time, ready for the day’s learning experience and completes all assignments
  • Remind your child to let his/her teachers know if there are questions- our teachers are there to support all of our students. 
  • Monitor Google Classroom updates and be sure to check in with your child daily about learning tasks, activities and assessments they are working
  • Dedicate appropriate time to learning, comparable to a school day and/or as guided by your teachers.
  • Attend Zoom learning experiences that are offered by each of your teacher’s. 
  • Please let your child’s teacher know if they will be absent- teachers are taking daily attendance based on in-person Zoom meetings and/or assignments turned in. 
  • Help your child to understand that work will be graded this fall (appropriate to the grade level)- they will not be earning a participation grade like spring

Classroom Weekly Schedules

You may have already seen a copy of a sample elementary schedule for the first 5 weeks from the district website: https://www.allenparkschools.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1856009&type=d&pREC_ID=2007551

Please keep in mind that each teacher will be building the specifics of each “block”, which will be sent to their families in their class.  You can expect that daily assignments will be posted by each morning, and that weekly you will receive an overview of learning targets every Monday morning.  

Please click on the link below to hear a brief explanation of the daily elementary schedule:

https://youtu.be/AJZZb-lHEwE

Although these times do not feel normal, we are all in this together, as it has always been at Arno- Together we will make that difference that will make our students excel!

Welcome Back!

Arno Staff

Arno on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary

Arno Family Blog: https://arnofamily.edublogs.org/

Together we will succeed for our kids!

 

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Coming soon to Arno…

Sept. 2

1st Day- morning “Wave In” 9-12 (Remote Plan with classroom teacher only)

Get to know you virtual afternoon with classroom teacher

AP Virtual Learning with Calvert First Day

Sept. 3

First full virtual day with classroom teacher

AP Virtual Learning with Calvert

Sept 4

Labor Day weekend- no school

Sept. 7

Labor Day- No school

Sept. 8-Oct. 2

Remote learning with classroom teacher

AP Virtual Learning with Calvert

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Meet the Teacher

This year we have all of our staff on video doing a short introduction and some information on Google Classroom. The staff links will be out by Sept 2 via eblast.   Students will be getting to know their teacher more through their daily interactions on Zoom.

 

Online Attendance

Attendance will taken daily by your classroom teacher.  In most cases, students will be recorded as present through appearing on the classroom Zoom. There maybe some instances where your child is unable to do a Zoom that day- they can then be counted present by:

  • Have a two-way conversation through email, phone, or communication app

  • Turn in an assignment, exit ticket or question that day by 3:00

 

Assessment

Per the State of Michigan guidelines, Allen Park Schools will be required to have all students have an assessment that give us information on where our students are performing, so that we may better meet their individual needs.  Kindergarten and First grade will be taking a developmentally appropriate assessment, while grades 2-3 will be taking an online version of the NWEA they normally take in the fall.  Details, dates, and directions will come out in the coming weeks.

 

Welcome to Arno…

Kristi Kruger- Music (Thursdays)

“Kristi Kruger comes to us from Allen park High School where she served as vocal and instrumental music director for 22 years.  Kristi received her Bachelor and Masters degrees from Eastern Michigan University with a focus on Music education as well as Music theory and Literature.  Kristi’s career started teaching general music, spanning ages 18 months to 8 in the private sector before taking a position at Hamtramck High School for 2 years.  After that time she was recruited by Allen Park,
where her first assignments were teaching High School vocal, instrumental and music history, as well as teaching “Sing and Swing” Kindergarten music at all three elementary schools.   Kristi looks forward to sharing her passion for music with our students”

 

Dana Brown- Social Work (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

This is my 12th year working in the AP district as a school social worker. I earned my BSW from Western Michigan University and my MSW from Wayne State University.  I have worked at the high school, middle school, and at Lindemann in past years. I took last year off after having a baby boy, Bryce (named after Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah- exquisite views)! In my free time, I enjoy traveling, running with my 7 year old lab, Reese and exploring new restaurants with my husband, Ben. Fun fact- Ben’s grandma (Audrey Tillen) taught at Arno for many years before retiring.  I am excited to join the Cougar family and serve alongside you as your school social worker.

SCHOOL MEALS FOR FALL 2020

2020-2021 REMOTE LEARNING FOOD PICK UP BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

 WHEN DO I PICK UP? 

CAR SIDE TO GO PICK-UP TIMES

Every Monday and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: Due to the 1st day of learning being Wednesday, September 2,  and no classes on Friday,  September 4th or Monday October 7th (Labor Day) you will receive three breakfasts and three lunches to cover Wednesday, Thursday and Tuesday the 8th.  Regular pick-up day, Wednesday, September 9th will be three breakfasts and three lunches.

 WHAT IS THE COST?

This will include a breakfast and lunch for each scheduled  school day:

Payments for meals are based on the free and reduced lunch status.

HOW DO I PAY?

Payment Options:

  • Usewww.MyPaymentsPlus.com to deposit money into your child’s account (preferred).
  • Pay with exact change: otherwise overage will be deposited into your child’s account.
  • Pay with cash, check or money order to be deposited into your child’s account at curb side pick-up or to the Food Services Office.

WHERE DO I PICK UP MEALS?

Allen Park High School Back Main Door

18401 Champaign, Allen Park, MI 48101

Questions? Please contact the APPS Food Services Department at: 

313-827-2185

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PLEASE HELP US PREPARE BY FILLING OUT THE FS SURVEY at:

https://forms.gle/rQw1VCbWhDeRXjx17

Link to online Free and Reduced Price Family Meal Application:

https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome

Link to MyPaymentsPlus:

https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

The Arno 2020-21 Staff

2020-21

Young fives Jeanine Haskin
Kindergarten Cassie Harrison
Kindergarten Nickie Roller
Kindergarten Cristina Mercer
First Grade Julie Martinchick
First Grade Barb Pushman 
First Grade Dawn Watson
Second Grade Nicole Amonette
Second Grade Alexandra Cervantes
Second Grade Megan Schultz
Third Grade Sarah Kalis
Third Grade Renee Guyot
Third Grade Rachel Warneck
Fourth Grade Megan Johnson
Fourth Grade Emilie Talamonti
Fourth Grade Brian Trionfi
Fifth Grade Ciara Zuke
Fifth Grade Lindsay Garza
Fifth Grade Erin Higgins
Cross Categorical Classroom Katie Jensen
ECP Program Sara Bleau
Life Skills Stella Boyer
Media Lit Arno/Bennie Colleen Byrne
Media Tech Arno/Bennie Carrie Solak
Art Arno/Bennie Elisabeth Cunningham
Art Arno/Lindemann Rachel Trapani
Speech-Language Pathologist Andrea Alvarez
Vocal Music Kristi Kruger
Instrumental/Vocal  Music Jeff Skebo
Physical Education Arno/Bennie Lisa Smalley
Social Work Arno

School Psychologist

Dana Brown T W Th

Deb Green M F

Resource Room Michele Sbonek
ECP Speech Taylor Cuddy
Reading Coach/Title I Beth Wesley
ESL TBA

Stephen Zielinski, Principal

Cathy Anderson, Secretary

Kim Dowd, Student Advocate

 

Custodial Staff:

Tim Tanksley

Joe Marcoux 

Tiffani Harper

Mike Matey

Lunch Staff/Para Professionals

Debbie Burgess-LatchKey Supervisor

Stevie Brandly

Colleen Harris

Stephanie Hauck

Kristen Melidosian

Katelyn Tourangeau

Penelope Beri

Sarah Tarmoom

Shelby Ivey

Cathy Bartholomew-Food service

Luciana Tucci-Cashier

Para Professional

Linda Mantua- Media Center

Angela Joarder- Instruct Support

Mikela Wilson- Instructional Support

Sandy Bove- Instruct Support

Kem Sheridan- Instruct Support

Carrie Vaughn- Instruct. Support

Amanda Madrigal- Instruct. Support

Missy Moore, instructional support

Diane Peyton- Special Ed.

Melissa McGrath- Special Ed. 

Antwanette Bills- Special Ed.

Kim Harrison, Special Ed. 

Stephanie Leavitt, ECP

Patty Messer, ECP

 

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June 2020

So awesome to see our Cougars at the

Summer Sendoff!!

**Be sure to check out more pics on our Face book page

https://www.facebook.com/pg/arnoelementary/posts/

Coming soon to Arno…

***All calendar dates are subject to change depending on the model of attendance that will be explored via CDC guidelines, State of Michigan guidelines, and Allen Park Public Schools guidelines

Sept. 1

Teachers report

Meet the Teacher (subject to change)

Sept. 2

School Begins- Full Day (Based on district model)

Sept. 3

No events

Sept. 4

No School- Labor Day recess

 

Sept. 7

No School- Labor Day

Sept 8

Students return (based on model)

Sept. 9

No events

Sept 10

No events

Sept. 11

No events

 

ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Happy Summer!

On behalf of the Arno staff, we wish you a fun, restful summer!  It has been a roller coaster ride to say the least, but our students and teachers stepped up and did a phenomenal job and finished the school year on a high note.  We are hoping to see everyone in the fall, until then, stay safe out there!

 

School Supply Lists are out and ready to go…

This year we are once again using Teacherlists.com to post all of our supplies.  You can access the lists down below from the click-button, or you can access from our Arno site off the main APPS website.  This feature also allows you to choose a store, if you wish, which auto sets up the list for purchase and lets you finish the process without ever setting foot in a store.

https://www.teacherlists.com/schools/31210-arno-elementary-school

https://www.teacherlists.com/schools/31210-arno-elementary-school

Quick Info…

– The district will have a plan for chromebook collection.  You will be notified by email of the details

– Google Classrooms will remain on for the summer if there is anything you need to get resource wise

– The district currently has a focus group made up of teachers from all different groups.  Our task to make the buildings safe and have a plan to prioritize learning through the school year while the pandemic continues.

– Look for more info on Meet the Teacher as we get closer, much will depend on the status of the state.

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KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT 

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March 2020

Please see below for more information on this important vote!

Coming soon to Arno… MARCH is Reading Month!

March 2

MIRM Penny Wars Day 1

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!

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Kalis to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 3

Unplugged Night

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Guyot to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 4

Wear it Wednesdays- Book Character

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Warneck to University of MIchigan-Dearborn’s EIC

March 5

PTA Meeting 6:30- MOVED TO Lindemann to hear about the millage

March 6

End of 2nd Trimester

Early Release 11:30

March 9

MIRM Penny Wars

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Book Exchange Week

March 10

Unplugged Night

 

 

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Author’s Visit

March 11

Wear it Wednesdays- T-shirt with words

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Cookie Dough Fundraiser Game truck

March 12

Spring Pictures

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March 13

2nd grade/Jensen to DYPAC

Report Cards Issued on Parent Connect

March 16

MIRM Penny Wars

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March 17

Unplugged Night

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March 18

Wear it Wednesdays- Hat with Words

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March 19

Bingo for Books

March 20

Tornado Drill

 

March 23

MRIM Penny Wars

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March 24

Unplugged Night

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March 25

Wear it Wednesdays- Dress as Humphrey

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PTSA/PTA meeting at Arno 7:00

March 26

PBIS Reward

March 27

Bring your favorite book and PJs

Early Release 11:30

March 30 

MIRM Penny Wars Last Day

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Honor choir Concert 6:30 APAC

March 31

5th Grade to Camp

April 1

Camp

April 2

5th Grade returns to Camp

PTA Meeting 6:30

April 3

No School- Spring Break Begins!

April 4- April 12- NO School- Spring Break

Class resumes April 13

 

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ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

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bit.ly/APnonHmill

We need your help!

Our Priority – To ensure that the students of Allen Park Public Schools receive the maximum funding authorized!

Things to Consider

  • This will not increase property taxes for primary residents.

  • The loss in funding will only grow as taxable values increase on all non-homestead properties.

  • We are just asking for business taxes to return to where they were in the past.

  • Our schools have lost $189,000 due to the Headlee Rollback over the last two years.

Important Voting Information

  • February 24: Last day for online/mail voter registration

  • February 25 – March 10: In-person voter registration

  • For your polling location, visit https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/

PLEASE join us at Lindemann Elementary for our next PTA meeting on March 5 at 6:30.  The district will be at the meeting presenting information on this vote to all three AP elementary PTAs.

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Art Exhibition Information!

BROWN AND JUANITA C. FORD ART GALLERY

DOWNRIVER CAMPUS
21000 Northline Rd., Taylor, MI 48180

OPENING RECEPTION • Wednesday, March 4, 2020 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

EXHIBITION • March 4 through March 30, 2020
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

artgallery@wcccd.edu

March is Reading Month News!

March is Reading Month
One Book, One School

This year to celebrate March is Reading Month, our entire school
will be reading Spring According to Humphrey. That is why our
celebration is called One Book, One School. Spring According to
Humphrey is just one book in a series about Humphrey, the class
hamster at Longfellow School.
Each student will get a book this year! Our goal is that you would
read this book together at home. The book is for your family to keep!
We hope you enjoy reading together as a family. The included pacing
guide outlines the chapters to be read each week. Your child’s teacher
will also be given a book to read and discuss the book in class.
Throughout the month of March we will have a wide variety of
reading themed activities to participate in at home and at school. Also,
attached is a calendar of all of the fun activities we have planned!
Books will be distributed on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Pacing Guide
To celebrate March is Reading Month at home, we ask that you read Spring
According to Humphrey at home each night. To finish the book by the end of the
month please follow this suggested pacing guide.
March 2-6: Chapters 1-4
March 9-13 : Chapters 5-8
March 16-20: Chapters 9-12
March 23-27: Chapters 13-14

Book Exchange
During the week of March 3 -9, students will be participating in a book exchange on
their library day. Students can bring in up to three books to exchange with gently
used books. Students will be able to exchange the same number of books that
they bring from home, so if a student brings in one book, they will be able to pick
out one book. Look for a flyer coming home with more information.

Unplugged Night
Every Tuesday in March, we ask that you “unplug” from your electronic devices.
While you are unplugged, do fun activities together with your family like: play a
board game, read together, make dinner together, or any other unplugged activity
you can think of.

Wear it Wednesdays
Each Wednesday dress up to celebrate March is Reading Month!
March 4: Dress up as your favorite book character
March 11: Wear a t-shirt with words on it
March 18: Wear a hat with words
March 25: Dress up as Humphrey

DEAR
On Tuesdays and Thursdays each classroom will participate in D.E.A.R, which stands
for Drop Everything And Read! Students can read books from their classroom
libraries or they can bring a book from home.

Guest Readers
Throughout the month of March, Mrs. Byrne, our media specialist, will be arranging
guest readers to come into different classrooms to read. If you would like to be a
guest reader in your child’s class, contact your child’s teacher to schedule a time.

Penny Wars
Save your spare change to bring to school every Monday in March, March 2, 9, 16,
23, and 30. Give your pennies to your class and your nickels, dimes, and quarters to
other classes. Pennies add to your classes total, but other coins count against your
total. The class with the highest total wins! All proceeds will go to future March is
Reading Month events.

Bingo for Books
On March 19, students are invited to play bingo in Arno’s cafeteria. Get a bingo and
win a book! There will be two different times available. Look for more information
about Bingo for Books coming home soon.

Culminating Activity
Friday, March 27, is a half day. Help us celebrate the end of March is Reading Month
by wearing your pajamas and bringing your favorite book to school.

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National School Breakfast Week- Check it out!

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Thank you so much for all of your support for the cookie dough fundraiser.  As you know, the district does supply our building with a budget, but there are many programs, supplies, books, super cougar lunches, etc that enhance the educational experience at Arno- and this goes a long way to fund those initiatives!  All orders should be here within 2-3 weeks after Feb 21.

The gaming truck will be here on March 11 for all those who sold 20 items or more.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

We are excited to introduce this Social-Emotional & Academic link to parents and staff members. This webpage has been updated and can be found on the District website under the Resources, District, and Department tabs.

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New Blog Alert

Welcome to the new APPS ELL Website and blog!

A new blog for teachers and families as a resource for our English Language Learners.

https://apschoolsell.wordpress.com/

 

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT 

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Lice Information

Please review the letter on lice by clicking below

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FOOD SERVICE INFO

Unpaid Food Service accounts are a financial concern for our district.  If you are struggling to pay for your child’s breakfasts or lunches on a regular basis, please complete the Free & Reduced meal application below. 

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch also helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals Online
We are now accepting Free and Reduced Meal Applications Online. Parents and Guardians now have the option of completing a meal application on paper or online.
*Please note* paper applications are available in all school offices and at the free and reduced meal application link below.
Click here for the Online Free and Reduced Meal Application

Free/ReducedApplication

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need your child’s student ID number to setup the account and can get the ID number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

 

 

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February 2020

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Coming soon to Arno…

Feb. 3

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser Kickoff

Community Conversation with Mike Darga- 6:30 Arno Media Center (see below)

Feb. 4

No events

Feb. 5

No events

Feb. 6

No events

Feb. 7

No events

 

Feb. 10

No events

Feb. 11

No events

Feb. 12

Skating Party 6:00

Feb. 13

African American Artists Assembly

PTA Meeting 6:30

Feb. 14

Early Dismissal 11:30- Teacher PD 

Happy Valentines Day!

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Feb. 17

No School

Feb. 18

No School

Feb. 19

PTSA Founders Day Banquet 6:00

Feb. 20

No events

Feb. 21

No events

Feb. 24

No events

Feb. 25

No events

Feb 26

No events

Feb 27

No events

Feb. 28

PBIS Reward

 

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ARNO VISION

ARNO ELEMENTARY WILL PROVIDE A SYSTEM OF SUPPORT TO EMPOWER

AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO BECOME COLLABORATIVE LEARNERS

THAT STRIVE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

 

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Parent Surveys

It’s that time of year already in our school improvement planning where we need to send out surveys to our Arno stakeholders.  You will have the opportunity to take a brief survey from the State of Michigan rating some of your experiences here at Arno.  The survey will be available until Feb. 7.  We will be providing the link to it via email blast on that day, as well as posting it in the blog below.  If you are unable to access via computer, we will also have a computer set up in the office if you wish to take it there.  Giving us good feedback helps us plan better to meet the needs of every Cougar stakeholder.  In addition, students and staff also take a similar survey during the school day.

All of the feedback you provide is then summarized and becomes part of our school improvement plan for the 2020-21 school year.  Thank you very much, please click on the link to start the survey:

https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/128356/20337

 

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Arno will be once again doing the Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser starting  Feb. 3 to help supplement the many requests we get from staff during the school year such as Spelling City, research-based activities, special project supplies, literacy materials, tech, etc.  Last year’s fundraiser helped us purchase many extra classroom supply requests, Playworks training for teachers and lunch staff, Zoo Phonics materials for kindergarten, Super Cougar pizza lunch supplies, an ipad for our Broadcast team, and professional development for teachers.  

The PTA has been a tremendous resource for our building with all they have given, however, the many teacher requests received throughout the school year to give our students the very best experiences create a need to seek additional support.  Therefore, we have partnered with this company to offer you a choice of items should you choose to purchase any, that would support providing more resources for our teachers. The large envelope coming home on Feb. 3 and will contain all of the information needed (and there is an online order method).    

Fundraiser Timeline

February 3 – February  18         Fundraiser Sale

February 18All money and orders due (online payment option available)

Game Truck Prize for qualifying sales: March 11

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**Turnover time is about 2-3 weeks, we will contact everyone when the items will be in (before Easter)

 

 

Kindergarten Fall 2020

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NWEA Celebration

On Jan. 30, Arno held its second annual NWEA Rewards Assembly to celebrate student achievement.  Students in grade 3-5 had an opportunity to earn an extra recess reward, and a certificate by either reaching their own personal growth goal, or meeting the grade level cut score or above on the NWEA assessment that was taken in January.  we also took the Top 10 reading scores in each grade and rewarded them with a movie on Feb. 14.  During the assembly, students were recognized with a certificate and another charm for their MSTEP necklace.  Congratulations to all of Cougars on their accomplishments!

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February is Black History Month!

Every day this month, the Arno Announcements are highlighting a special African American person in history – ranging from Rosa Parks to Lebron James! During these announcement videos, students are learning interesting facts and accomplishments by past and present scientists, athletes, artists, activists and more. 

In addition to this special programming, classroom teachers are extending instruction with various activities. In the school library, there is a designated area of books featuring African American characters and book pertaining to African American history.

Keep the conversation going at home! Ask your child who they learned about in each day’s announcements. Use multiple resources to do more research – like YouTube, books from the local library, and visits to museums and institutions that highlight black history, including:

Henry Ford Museum

Motown Museum

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Institute of Arts

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Choir Concert Brings Back the Holidays

Due to a water main break last month, the choir concert was postponed until Jan 21.  So it was wonderful to hear the holiday sounds bringing back Christmas memories from the Elementary Honor Choir.  They were outstanding and everyone was surprised with a solo performance from Mr. Hoffman, who announced to the audience that this is his final year in Allen Park.  Way to go Honor Choir- you were fantastic!

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Community Conversations with Mike Darga

Please join Superintendent Michael Darga and Virginia Winters, Wayne RESA School Culture and Climate Consultant, for an opportunity to engage in dialogue on the critical issues of diversity, race and inclusion. These casual kitchen table-style discussions are designed to provide a safe environment to share and collect feedback from our PARENTS of various ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences.

Purpose:
-To engage all members of the school community in dialogue.
-Deepen our understanding about diversity as a rich resource.
-Equip all Allen Park Students to become responsible and global citizens.

Please mark your calendar for upcoming meeting dates:
February 3rd. Arno Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM
– March 2nd. Bennie Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM
– March 23rd. Lindemann Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM

 

NHS Tutoring Info

 

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Job Opening

Allen Park Public Schools is looking for respectful, reliable drivers to join our team.  On site shadowing and training is offered for all drivers, new or experienced.  CDL Class B Preferred

School Bus Driver’s responsibilities include ensuring proper vehicle maintenance, observing safety and traffic rules, and maintaining order among students while they are on the bus.  To be successful as a School Bus Driver you should enjoy working with children and strictly observe passenger transport regulations.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 / hour

Please email resume to bolish@appublicschools.com

Ashley Bolish, APPS Operations Assistant

 

 

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January 2020

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Coming soon to Arno…

Jan 6

Class resumes

Jan 7

No events

Jan 8

PTSA/PTA Reflections District Tea 6:30 APAC

Jan 9

No events

Jan 10

No events

Jan 13

PTA Food Drive kickoff

Jan 14

No Events

Jan 15

No Events

Jan 16

No Events

Jan 17

Mother/Son Night 6:30

Jan 20

MLK Observance- No School- Teacher PD

Jan 21

No events

Jan 22

No events

Jan 23

Arno Olympics 6:30

Jan 24

ALICE Drill 2:00

Jan 27

No events

Jan 28

Metroparks 3rd grade

Jan 29

No events

Jan 30

PBIS Reward Day

Jan 31

No events

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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Congrats Mrs. Schultz! Outstanding Educator

The annual Founder’s Day Awards were announced at this month’s PTA meeting.  Congratulations to all our winners!  The award winners will attend a banquet in their honor in February where they will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Congratulations to our Founder’s Day Winners!

Business Partner: Get Movin Crew (Fun Run)

Outstanding Program: Book Fair- Nicole Adkins and Jackie Brown

Distinguished Service Award: Stacy Sisson

Outstanding Educator: Megan Schultz

 

Community Conversations on Diversity and Race

Please join Superintendent Michael Darga and Virginia Winters, Wayne RESA School Culture and Climate Consultant, for an opportunity to engage in dialogue on the critical issues of diversity, race and inclusion. These casual kitchen table-style discussions are designed to provide a safe environment to share and collect feedback from our PARENTS of various ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences.

Purpose:
-To engage all members of the school community in dialogue.
-Deepen our understanding about diversity as a rich resource.
-Equip all Allen Park Students to become responsible and global citizens.

Please mark your calendar for upcoming meeting dates:
– February 3rd. Arno Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM
– March 2nd. Bennie Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM
– March 23rd. Lindemann Elementary. Media Center. 6:30 PM

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Coming soon…

Arno Olympics Flyer 2020

Reflections Recognition and Celebration Breakfast

Congrats to all our students who participated in the year’s PTA Reflections Contest!

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Crossing Guard Positions

Please see the posting below:

Traffic Pattern

Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

**We now have some volunteers for the dropoff/pickup, but we need more.  Please contact the office if you can help out!

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

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EXCITING NEWS

Wahoo!  Introducing Arno Elementary’s first Facebook page! “LIKE” us to see lots of great updates and photos from school!  This format is much easier to share photos in real time, so the blog photo gallery will now be coming to you in the form of Facebook posts!  Thank you for promoting this social media platform as a positive way to share the good news and great things happening at Arno!

HERE IS THE LINK!  

https://www.facebook.com/arnoelementary/

**I have learned that there is an Arno Elementary Facebook page out there with pictures- this is NOT an official school page- The real Arno Facebook page is titled “Arno Caring Cougars”.  Please check the page to make sure it has current photos before you “LIKE” it.

 

 

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New Year’s Resolutions: 4 Simple Ways to Read More with your Children in 2020

Since it’s a brand new year, you may be thinking about New Year’s resolutions for your family. Does your family have a goal to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Do you think about reducing screen time? Or would you like to spend more time together?

Believe it or not, there are New Year’s resolutions that are healthy for your child’s brain, allow more time to spend with your little one, and are fun! Here’s a hint: your child’s doctor encourages you to do this activity every day. Did you guess what the New Year’s resolution is?

READ A BOOK—HERE, THERE, AND EVERYWHERE!

Reading aloud doesn’t have to be limited to your home or only at nap time or bedtime. If you’re a parent of a young child, you know every reading experience does not look the same. Though it seems futile, your child still benefits from hearing you read aloud to them even when it seems they’re not paying attention or are distracted by their surroundings.

To make life a little easier, here’s a list of a few resolutions to help add more reading to your and your child’s day, even the days you are on the move.

 

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New Year’s Reading Resolutions

Resolution #1 for 2020

I will fill wait time with
book time instead of screen time.

Goal: Keep some books in your car. Whether you are waiting in line at the grocery store,
a waiting room at the doctor, or preparing a meal in your kitchen, you can share the love of books and reading with your child

 

Resolution #2 for 2020

I will visit the local library with my children

Goal: Go to your local library and see what services they offer.  Go to story time, let your child choose the books they want to check out, ask the librarians for some good book ideas, and of course, check out a book for yourself to model being a reader.

 

Resolution #3 for 2020

I will make reading part of out family routine

Goal: Read aloud to your child just 15 minutes a day, start with just a few minutes at a time- build it up. Show your child that books are fun and part of what your family life and routines.  Be sure that they are also seeing your reading books too!

NHS  Tutoring- Important!

Unfortunately, due to some work at the Allen Park library, NHS tutoring will not be running.  The work at the library is expected to last from Jan 1-March 31.  The NHS advisor is working on alternate plans, an announcement will come about if and when they are able to find a new location.

Help! Volunteers needed for the classroom!

Arno parents are encouraged to sign up and become involved in our Cougar day!  Volunteers are such an important part of being partners for your child’s education.  If you have not had the chance yet, the volunteer form from Meet the Teacher is below

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December 2019

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Coming soon to Arno…

Dec. 2

No events

Dec. 3

No events

Dec. 4

No events

Dec. 5

Super Cougar Pizza Lunch

PTA meeting 6:30

Dec. 6

Report Cards available after 4:00 p.m. via Parent Connect

Dec. 9

No events

Dec. 10

Reflections Breakfast

Dec. 11

No events

Dec. 12

No events

Dec. 13

Half-Day Early Dismissal 11:30

 

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Dec. 16

Arno Christmas Sing A Long 2:30

Dec. 17

Metro Parks 3rd Grade

Honor Choir Concert APAC 6:30

Dec. 18

Kindergarten to Marquis Theater

Dec. 19

No events

Dec. 20

PBIS Reward

**Christmas Break begins at the end of the day

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Christmas Break Dec. 21- Jan 5Classes Resume Jan 6, 2020

 

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Arno Vision

Arno Elementary will provide a system of support to empower

and inspire students to become collaborative learners

that strive for academic excellence

 

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On behalf of all the staff at Arno, we wish you and your family

a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

Celebrating being a Super Cougar at Rewards Clubs

This month we ran a second version of PBIS Clubs for our students as their monthly reward.  Lots of fun clubs for the kids to visit from Legos to book club to drawing an Elf!  Providing this incentive is a way of recognizing student effort in following all of our Arno PBIs expectations for behavior.  Way to go Cougars!

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Conferences

Thank you once again for attending parent/teacher conferences.  A strong school/home connection is research proven to make a difference in a child’s education.  In addition, please consider contacting your teacher if you are available to volunteer in the building and/or interested in doing projects at home.

 

 

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Congratulations…

To all of our students who entered the PTA sponsored Reflections contest on “Look Within”.  We are so very proud that so many students entered this year.  As part of that contest, winners are picked for each category and will go on to the state judging where they can earn additional recognition.  All of our  winners are below!

Photography
Makenzie Warneck

Literature
Ameria Bellinger
Cecilia Bergman

Visual Arts
Primary:  k-2
Nina Hegedus
Lainey Sisson

Intermediate:  3-5
Ameria Bellinger
Cecilia Bergman

Our breakfast for all students that participated is Dec 10

 

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District-wide Holiday Toy Box Drive

The annual district-wide toy drive for local families, as in the past we are looking for donations of new or gently used clothing and toys.  The box for drop off is in the main office at our school until December.  Please consider donating something if you are able.

 

Help! Volunteers needed for the classroom!

Arno parents are encouraged to sign up and become involved in our Cougar day!  Volunteers are such an important part of being partners for your child’s education.  If you have not had the chance yet, the volunteer form is below:

Parent Volunteers Needed

 

Reminder-Free NHS  Tutoring is Back!

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In case you missed the Facebook post…

Fourth grade had an awesome experience at the Parade Company this past month, with up close and personal tour of all the floats that were featured in the Thanksgiving Parade!

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Parking/Drop-off

As we all need to get our children to school, safety is always the primary concern.    We will do our best to help ensure an orderly drop-off/pick-up daily, but we need your help in making that happen.

** No child should run across the street to get into a car, or out.

**Help our traffic issues around school by parking a block or so away and WALKING your child before and after school.

**School traffic flow MUST go clockwise around the school. Make sure that your passenger door is ALWAYS closest to the curb.

BE SMART! BE PATIENT! BE CARING! BE KIND!!! BE RESPONSIBLE!!

 

Breakfast and Lunch Program

Parents can setup a free account online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ . You will need their child’s student id number to setup the account and can get the id number from parent connection,  the school office or the FS office. To view your child’s meal account information and/or make payments online at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/ (link is on our website).  There is a small transaction fee charged to make online payments.  The lunch program will continue to accept cash or check as we always have.

Parent Information:

Parent website: www.mypaymentsplus.com

Parent support line for questions: 1-877-237-0946

MyPaymentsPlus Free Mobile App available for download on IPhones, Androids and Tablets!!

**If you believe that you may qualify for free or reduced lunch, we ask that you please submit the application that went home in September or pick up a new one from the office as soon as possible. Our total count for free/reduced lunch helps the district receive federal funds to run our Title 1 program and help our at-risk students.

If you are not sure about the guidelines or have

any other questions, please call the office @827-1050

Free and Reduced Meal Application 19-20 SY (1)

 

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Top Ten Ways to Encourage Children to Read Over Christmas Break

 

10. Set expectations. I expect my students to continue to read daily over break. I expect the same of my own children at home. I tell them up front that I will be checking in after break and want to know what they read. As a parent, I ask my boys what they are reading each day and talk to them about the book when they’re done. There is not a question of if they will read on a given day, but when and how much.

9. Make plans. . In my classroom we will plan out what we think we will read before we leave for break. In my home we will plan out the best time for us to read, daily. My students know I plan to read a book a day over break. I need to plan ahead so that I have enough reading material to make it over the long break. I ask them to think about the books they are reading – do they need to take more home? My own children ensure they have reading material to read each day. If they don’t, we jump down to number 8. (Or, we jump to number 8 if it is Saturday, rainy, or we’re just in the mood.)

8. Visit a library or a bookstore. Just going to either one of these places is great – you are immediately surrounded by a community of readers! Both of my boys have library cards and a trip to the library is guaranteed during winter break. I immediately head to the new picture books and plop on the floor and read as many as possible. They usually head to the non-fiction books and look for something new on their current obsession. The bookstore is just as wonderful and we could all spend hours there.

7. Connect them to an author. I’ve seen it in my classroom and I’ve seen it at home – when children connect to the authors of the books they are reading, magic happens. Luckily, in this era, this is easier than ever. Kids can tweet out their love of their books to the author who wrote them. Many authors will tweet back. At home and at school we also check out the author’s website. Sometimes you can email them, but even more than that the resources are often incredible. Watch book trailers; find out the story of why they wrote the book, and more.

6. Talk. In my classroom I make time to sit down with each child over the course of two weeks and talk about what they’re reading. This is just as important at home, if not more so. I want to know what my boys are reading and what they are connecting to. I want to be there when they read the sad/hard/scary/funny part and get to discuss the reaction they had. I want to discuss why they feel this is the best series of all time and debate it. We connect through books and the discussion around them strengthens that bond.

5. Make it fun. We hold read-a-thons in my giant bed on a regular basis on the weekends. It’s a great feeling to look up from my cozy spot and see both of my boys curled up near me reading their books. If it is cold outside, we hold our read-a-thons downstairs by the fire with hot chocolate. There are challenges to see who can read the most, book talks to try and convince family members to read the book next, and more.

4. Make it important. When we value something, we devote time to it. By doing so, we show its importance. That’s why when I heard this idea from author Linda Urban; I knew I was going to steal it. In Linda’s family they bring their books to the dinner table on Tuesday nights. Whatever you’re currently reading is welcome. Finger food is on the table for dinner and for the entire meal everyone reads. Let me say that again, everyone reads. Think of the message that sends children!

3. Give books. We give books to everyone on our list. I include my boys on the title discussions for each recipient so they can see the thought that goes into matching the perfect title with the recipient. We talk about how wonderful the gift of a book is because it gives the person we’re giving it to an experience. (For more on giving books, and Chronicle’s #givebooks campaign, check out this link: http://www.chroniclebooks.com/landing-pages/givebooks/)

2. Get books. Books are part of the gift of Christmas in our home. I can think of no better way to send the message that I want you to be a reader than to give books. My boys can tell me titles that they are looking forward to reading and I will purchase them, but I also buy some because I think they will be a good stretch. I also give them gift cards so they can go to the bookstore and pick out their own books. If you are looking for great titles this year, look no further than the Nerdy Book Club nominees for 2013: https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/our-2nd-nerdversary-and-the-2013-nerdy-award-finalists/

1. Be a role model. In the classroom I share my reading life with my students. Returning from Thanksgiving break I will tell them what I read over break and share titles. I want them to know I am a reader. I do the same with my children at home. If I don’t model it, they won’t do it. Be a reader. Magazines, novels, comics, newspapers, etc. – let them see you read. Let them see you react to books. Inspire

Katherine Sokolowski has taught for fifteen years and currently teaches fifth grade in Monticello, Illinois. She is passionate about reading both in her classroom and also with her two sons. You can find her online at http://readwriteandreflect.blogspot.com/ and on Twitter as @katsok.

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Health Corner

Winter time brings some additional challenges to school aside from the cold weather.  Below are a few reminders for helping our students to stay safe and healthy at school:

  • Wash hands frequently — especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Cover your cough — cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue.
  • Encourage children to put hats and gloves into coat sleeves when hanging among others’ items.

Please report all cases of communicable illnesses or circumstances to our office when reporting your child’s absence.

** Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.

** Students who have been treated for head lice must have a head check in the office before returning to class, even if the head lice was discovered over the weekend.

By reporting these things to our staff, we can limit the spread of germs and other things.  The two attachments contain additional information that may be helpful to you.  Please know that information related to illnesses is kept confidential.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

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DRESSING FOR THE WEATHER

Brr!  The weather has turned chilly!  Please send your child to school with a warm coat daily.   It’s always a good idea to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures.  Please label your child’s jackets and sweaters so they can find their way back to their owners if left somewhere.  The Lost & Found is currently full of items needing to be claimed!

 

 

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Take a peek at Santa’s Reindeer

https://reindeercam.com/

 

 Track Santa with NORAD help

https://www.noradsanta.org/

 

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